Each morning this summer we've been grabbing our watercolors, sharpies and paper and 'drawing what we see.' This tradition has become our Maker Moment. It's a 15 minute low pressure routine that reminds our family to be confident about the way we see the world, to explore materials and feel a little flow.
The most important part of this for us has been that I've been drawing too. This activity hasn't been for my kids but for our family. It's a chance for me to dust off my drawing skills and explore watercolor for the first time in YIKES! over 20 years. It's something the kids and I can do together, there's no pressure to draw something 'good' and we just get some time to sit and create together. Give it a try.
Get started materials:
A cheap watercolor set
Cup of water
OR use whatever supplies are of interest to you at the moment! (Dig up the broken crayons and play!)
Get started Prompt:
Draw what you see.
Remind kids and yourself that this is just a drawing exercise- not for public display. You are making for yourselves and it is meant to be fun and freeing.
Avoid tutorials or critiques- just be playful with the world around you.